Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint Sabtang, Batanes I have seen it. With my two naked eyes. As the late afternoon sun carpeted the green with its soft golden rays. Slowly. Beautifully. There. In a place beyond compare. I guess nothing can be as poetic on that one lazy sunset hour of November 2014 in Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint. Aaah Batanes! You never cease to impress me! Raw. Rugged. Idyllic. Situated in the island municipality of Sabtang, less than an hour of faluwa ride from Ivana in the main island of Batan,…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Sundown in Sabtang”
Dubbed as the biggest cave system in the Philippines, the Calbiga Caves of Samar covers some 2,968 hectares, filled with giant columns and unique formations complex enough to be the country’s largest and Southeast Asia’s second.
Save from the major cities of Dipolog and Dapitan, the vastness of Zamboanga del Norte generally remains a secret. Truth be told, what lies beyond the twin city is greek to most. Unknown to many, beautiful surprises await the curious ones who choose to discover the province’s soul. Awesome surprises in the form of natural wonders – summits, caves, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and more! Most of which are still unspoilt. One of the province’s most beautiful secret is tucked amid the dense foliage of the…Continue Reading “Situbo Falls: Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte’s Awesome Surprise”
I am a backpack guy and I rarely use luggage or duffel on my travels. But if I have a week or two to spend in a city, say Tokyo or Bangkok or even Manila, I guess I will be needing one. Well actually, I need one because that’s what I am planning on my next travels. For a change, I want a relaxing week-long trip sans my usual busy itinerary. I want to think of it as a self-reward. Come that day, I couldn’t…Continue Reading “Pacsafe Toursafe Wheeled Duffel: The Ultimate Urban Adventure Buddy”
If you dream of venturing into an Everest Base Camp trek but you don’t know where to start, then this post might come handy. I compiled the common questions and tried to answer them to the best of my knowledge and with the help of my recent experience in EBC.
Before the year 2016 bid adieu and amid the busy holiday rush, I got to pull off another adventure. It was Rizal Day and we went on a day climb in Rizal Province, a year-ender Mount Cayabu to Mount Maynoba traverse, our own little way of paying homage to Philippine mountains. Nested at the foot of Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Mount Cayabu and Mount Maynoba are just two of the numerous peaks that can be found in Tanay, Rizal. With elevation of ~680 and ~720…Continue Reading “Yearend Adventure with Pacsafe Venturesafe 25L GII”